“Invention is the process of taking capital and turning it into knowledge. Innovation is the process of taking knowledge and turning it back into capital”
As National Director of Consumer Innovations at EmpireEMCO, Gary Ashe provides a unique service to our clients. He uses innovative processes to develop new, thought-provoking, traditional and non-traditional packaging opportunities.
Gary has received numerous accolades and patents for consumer products, including Procter & Gambles Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Crayola's no-mess series of art tools for children, and BIC Wite-Out, among others. He has achieved these successes working with companies throughout North and South America, as well as Europe.
Gary has a concentration in the areas of Packaging, Household, Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals, Arts and Crafts, Industrial, and Automotive markets.
EmpireEMCO, a leader in packaging needs, has expanded their services to include EMCOEvolution, your resource for driving innovation and product design in packaging for all market categories. We look forward to innovating with you and your team.
Packaging innovation spotlight: stain remover pops up to save the day
Dealing with stains when on the go can be extremely frustrating as there are very few truly convenient and effective solutions available to consumers. However, the Dr Beckmann brand in Austria and Germany has taken on the challenge and launched Fleck Weg! Push & Wipe stain removal wipes packaged in handy individual pods.
Market report - Consumer insights
GOING NATURAL Natural products are becoming more popular, and this trend is set to continue. For the third year running, sulfates is the number one ingredient women will avoid when purchasing beauty products. Women again felt the strongest about their skin care purchases being green, as compared to other beauty product categories.
Packaging trends to watch for 2018
2018 is right around the corner, and as the leaves begin to change color, retail brands and consumer goods manufacturers, Packaging Designers and Engineers are gearing up for what changes are to come, and what changes they can bring in their respective packaging worlds in the coming year.
PET Market Update --- October 2017
The U.S. Petrochemical market is gradually recovering from the after effects of Hurricane Harvey. At its peak, there was over 65% of PX capacity and 75% of MEG capacity in the U.S. that was impacted. This forced PET producers to jump through hoops to backfill raw material supply in a hurry.
Golden Artist Colors selects EmpireEMCO for sustainable PCR packaging
Golden Artist Colors is at the forefront of corporate social responsibility initiatives and wanted to switch to using containers with a high percentage of post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic in its paint containers. EmpireEMCO delivered, in a collaborative project.
EmpireEMCO's five distinct advantages, according to Jeanine Vecchio
In between college and junior level hockey, being a wife and mother of two boys, and traveling as much as she can, Jeanine Vecchio runs EmpireEMCO's blossoming marketing department and is the New Business & Strategic Territory Development Manager. We were able to speak to her this week to get some details on what she's doing at Empire and what values distinguish the firm from others in the marketplace.
- Jeanine Vecchio
- Company News
- Created 06 DEC 2017
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